Casa Chameleon at Mal Pais

Mal Pais is an adults-only retreat tucked away in the jungle of Costa Rica. It embodies privacy, and no two villas are the same. Access requires an adventurous 4×4 drive, but once you’re in Mal Pais you’ll find a quirky little beach town with just the right blend of locals, surfers, yoginis, and barefoot wanderers. Located in one of the world’s seven Blue Zones, Mal Pais is recognized as one of the healthiest places in the world.

Nestled between surf-destination Santa Teresa to the north and the Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve to the south, Mal Pais is quaint, tranquil, and gorgeous. Santa Teresa has seen a recent influx in restaurants and businesses, while Mal Pais itself, where your Casa Chameleon villa is located, remains as it has been for years. Costa Rican Blue Zones are alive and thriving.

Casa Chameleon at Map Pais earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards for Top 10 Resorts in Central America, and it was featured in Travel + Leisure’s list of “21 Incredible Adults-Only Hotels for a Stress-Free Getaway.”

Location: Costa Rica